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Debatable: The problems with the Princess Pocahontas Pageant and Ball

Debatable: The problems with the Princess Pocahontas Pageant and Ball

Angie Bravo, Debatable columnist

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As part of Washington’s annual birthday celebration, the Princess Pocahontas Pageant and Ball is described as “homage to the Native American culture” on its website. Oddly enough, while trying to respect Pocahontas, the website refers to the Natives as “Indians” throughout the description....

Creepy and Unexplained: “Roland T. Owen,” the man who never checked out

Creepy and Unexplained: “Roland T. Owen,” the man who never checked out

America Moreno, Creepy and Unexplained Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Background Infamous horror films such as Alfred Hitchcock's “Psycho” and Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” have given hotels a whole new meaning by becoming an eerie setting for murders. These films show killings of guests and a hotel that can turn a man into a maniac within months. Frighten...

Recruiters help create a new beginning for 8th graders

Recruiters help create a new beginning for 8th graders

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

VMT and other LISD magnet/early colleges held recruiting trips to middle schools on January 31 and Feb. 1. Here are photos from the January 31 trip to Memorial Middle School....

2019 Comic Con at TAMIU has plenty memorabilia, artwork, and cosplayers

2019 Comic Con at TAMIU has plenty memorabilia, artwork, and cosplayers

February 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

South Texas Collector's Expo's Comic Con, held at TAMIU on Jan. 26 and 27, featured various cosplayers, memorabilia booths, and artwork for sale....

School eyes 8th graders on recruiting trip

School eyes 8th graders on recruiting trip

February 8, 2019


Filed under School News, Showcase

VMT and other LISD magnet/early colleges held recruiting trips to middle schools on January 31 and Feb. 1. Here are photos from the January 31 trip to Memorial Middle School....

Students split on whether AP or Dual Enrollment courses are better

Emily Garza, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes are different, course-wise and in difficulty, students say. Students, in general, argue which is the best to take. There are a lot of pros to both options. In order to take dual classes one has to pass the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI)...

Junior juggles demands of color guard and nursing classes

Junior juggles demands of color guard and nursing classes

Kassandra Garcia, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

By day she faces the challenges of her nursing classes. After school are more challenges as color guard captain. Natalie Morales, 16, junior, has been captain of the J. W. Nixon High color guard for about two years; yet, she never imagined herself being a captain, mainly because she did not feel she...

Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

The name has been changed to protect the federal employee’s identity Kristen Davis is one of the many 800,000 federal employees who was affected by the last government shutdown. When the shutdown was first announced, Davis paid little attention due to the fact that the previous shutdown was shor...

Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The name has been changed to protect this federal employee’s identity. Robert Matthews is one of the 800,000 employees who had been affected by the government shutdown. He had little concern when he first heard of the shutdown as he has been through several. “I really did not give much though...

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

Justyne Bernal, The Bug columnist

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Showcase

The issue to shut down the government was stalled by Congress on December 5, 2018, meaning that federal employees would still receive a paycheck. However, after fighting towards no shutdown the fight was lost after 16 days. On December 22, 2018, President Donald Trump shifted the lifestyle of government...

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